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Hamas: West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Hamas: West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would be a "declaration of war", Gaza rulers Hamas said on Thursday, as a UN envoy warned the move could fuel extremism.

'War against nature must stop,' UN chief says before climate talks

'War against nature must stop,' UN chief says before climate talks

The world must stop a ‘war against nature’ and find more political will to combat climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, the eve of a two-week global climate summit ...

Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter

Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter

The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for ‘deterrence and defence,’ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

Trump says no hurry to sign deal with China as trade war escalates

Trump says no hurry to sign deal with China as trade war escalates

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in no hurry to sign a trade deal with China as Washington imposed a new set of tariffs on Chinese goods and negotiators began a second day of last-ditch talks ...

Khamenei says war unlikely but wants defences boosted

Khamenei says war unlikely but wants defences boosted

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday war was unlikely but called on Iran's armed forces to boost their defence capacities.

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over high prices and corruption.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

In Lebanon's eastern border town of Arsal, men, women and children of all ages piled into cars, minivans and tractors.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement on Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.

Manila ready for war if troops harmed in South China Sea

Manila ready for war if troops harmed in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte has taken flak in recent weeks for not confronting Beijing following news that China had installed missile systems on artificial islands in the busy waterway.

Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows ...

Yemen rebels stage show of force after missile attacks

Yemen rebels stage show of force after missile attacks

A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen on March 26, 2015 to try to restore the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Don't sleepwalk into war over N Korea, warns UN boss

Don't sleepwalk into war over N Korea, warns UN boss

Speaking on a visit to Japan, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "The worst possible thing that could happen would be for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances."